Chin Music: The Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series
Featuring Glyn Maxwell, Rick Barot, and Lytton Smith
Thursday, May 28th 2009 @ 7:00 PM
Please join us for the next evening of Chin Music, the Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series. On May 28th, we are thrilled to feature three excellent poets: Glyn Maxwell, Rick Barot, and Lytton Smith. Other writers to be featured in Chin Music this season include Sarah Manguso, Kevin Goodan, Dan Albergotti, Oni Buchanan, Paige Starzinger, Blue Chevigny, Major Jackson, and David Baker.
Glyn Maxwell’s latest poetry collection, HIDE NOW, was published in 2008 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and shortlisted for the 2008 T. S. Eliot Prize. He was appointed Poetry Editor at the New Republic in 2001, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Several of his books of poetry have been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot and Forward Poetry Prizes, and the Whitbread Poetry Award, and his most recent collections—THE BOYS AT TWILIGHT, TIME’S FOOL, and THE NERVE—were selected as New York Times Notable Books of the Year. He has written a number of plays (BROKEN JOURNEY, THE LIFEBLOOD, BEST MAN’S SPEECH, and THE FOREVER WALTZ), radio plays (CHILDMINDERS), opera libretti (THE GIRL OF SAND and THE BIRDS), and novels (BLUE BURNEAU and THE GIRL WHO WAS GOING TO DIE). Glyn Maxwell is currently adapting Umberto Eco's THE NAME OF THE ROSE for Moving Pictures Theatre Company. He lives in England.
Rick Barot has published two books of poems with Sarabande Books: THE DARKER FALL (2002) and WANT (2008). His poems and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Poetry, The Paris Review, American Poetry Review, The Kenyon Review, New England Review, The New Republic, and Virginia Quarterly Review. He lives in Tacoma, Washington, and teaches both in the Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and at Pacific Lutheran University.
Lytton Smith was born in Galleywood, England, and lives in New York City, where he is a founding member of Blind Tiger Poetry, a group which aims to find innovative ways to promote contemporary poetry. His book, THE ALL-PURPOSE MAGICAL TENT (Nightboat Books, 2009) was selected by Terrance Hayes for the Nightboat Prize. His chapbook, MONSTER THEORY, was selected by Kevin Young for a Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship and published in 2008. His poems and reviews have appeared in American Letters & Commentary, The Atlantic, Bateau, The Believer, Boston Review, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Tin House, Verse, and the anthology All That Mighty Heart: London Poems.